Suspect Dedrick D. Williams, 22, of Pompano Beach, was arrested Wednesday and charged with 1st-degree murder and grand theft auto in connection with the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion.
Like XXXTentacion, Williams was a motorcycle enthusiast. His social media features many images of motorcycles, dirt bikes and ATV 4-wheelers. Williams may have bumped into the popular rapper at RIVA Motorsports, the largest motorbike and ATV dealer in Florida, where X was gunned down on Monday.
Williams is a father of five. His family includes a biological son and four stepkids by his girlfriend. His only biological child was born while Williams was locked up.
To feed his large family, Williams earned an honest living as an unlicensed tattoo artist. He used his social media accounts to advertise his services.
Williams dropped stacks on expensive gold jewelry as well as custom motorbike parts. The price of gold per ounce today is $1,266 or $40,710 per kilo.
Williams is very short, about 5-foot-4. His short stature probably caused feelings of inadequacy and a need to prove his manhood. His extensive criminal record included a November arrest for weapons possession.